An economist by training, Robin started his career in the freight industry, which after some 15 years he changed careers to become a member of the European Parliament. As an MEP he specialised in fisheries and regional issues – themes that he has continued to pursue in his public life. After leaving the European Parliament he led two regional venture capital funds in the South West, and has more recently served for four years as a member of Cornwall Council. He was a member of the newly formed Cornwall and Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership.
He is currently a director with Devon and Cornwall Business Council, and a trustee of Regen SW.
Since 2006, he has been a member of the House of Lords where he speaks on energy and climate change. He lives in Cornwall and is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.
Non-executive Board Member, MMO
Non-executive Board Members of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have collective responsibility for the strategic direction and overall performance of the organisation, ensuring that it is properly and effectively managed and providing stewardship for the public funds entrusted to it.